Conference & Expo

April 12-14 2016

Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
/// JW Marriott Indianapolis

Facility Tours

Thursday, April 14, 2016

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Take full advantage of your time in Indianapolis—add one of the following behind-the-scenes tours to your Facility Fusion registration. Each tour is US$20 per person.

Tours include front- and back-of-house areas and are guided by facility staff who will provide insight into project initiatives, sustainable/energy-efficient features, building upgrades, strategic space planning, innovative technologies and daily operations.

Day-of Tour Information: All tour registrants will need to check-in with registration prior to the tour to receive their badge and tour ticket. Tours will begin lining up 30 minutes prior to departure near registration. All tours will use shuttle transportation to the tour location and back to the JW Marriott.

Eli Lilly & Company Corporate Headquarters

Maximum: 100 Participants
No photos or videos allowed, please bring a photo ID, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. The tour is partially outdoors.

IMG_9017 AP ArialSince its founding, Eli Lilly & Company has pioneered major breakthroughs in medicine, including insulin and the polio vaccine. The Lilly Corporate Center in downtown Indianapolis is a 100-acre urban site comprised of 4.6 million square feet of administrative, laboratory and support buildings. Over the past decade, LCC has been transformed to provide connectivity to the urban environment surrounding the main Lilly campus. The improvements have encouraged an engaging social environment, increased collaboration between employees, and reinforced a sense of belonging and pride for the workplace and community. The mission of LCC’s facilities group is to create an innovative campus environment with an emphasis on productivity, employee engagement, and safe and healthy lifestyles. See how and why the campus transformation allowed the company to attract, retain and engage employees.

Ray's Trash Indianapolis Recycling

Maximum: 200 Participants
No high heels, no photos or videos, closed toe shoes are required.

FullSizeRenderOpening in 2015, Ray’s Indianapolis Recycling has made recycling an achievable goal for customers desiring disposal avoidance. Ray’s Trash Service sets the standard for single stream recycling in the Midwest. The unique arrangement of processing equipment from multiple vendors allows mixed recyclables to be collected from various generators. From residential units to sites seeking LEED certification, customers can mix materials and let the material recycling facility do the work. Ray’s high-capacity processing equipment accepts multiple grades of fiber including cardboard, newspaper, magazines and office paper, as well as mixed rigid food and beverage containers.

Indianapolis Museum of Art

Maximum: 30 Participants
No weapons, no smoking, please wear comfortable walking shoes, there will be some bag size limitations.

2015-gr-ae0030_o3The IMA is comprised of over 150 acres of property and a dozen buildings, including three historic houses, a botanical garden and a sculpture park with a lake, all wrapped by the White River. The campus is bisected by the City of Indianapolis’ main water supply canal and adjacent bike path, which leads to interesting challenges for a facility that charges admission. The main building houses an encyclopedic art museum and was recently upgraded to a Lutron lighting control system. This tour will cover the back-of-the-house operations of this large facility and the challenges of maintaining a range of elements from contemporary art installations to 100-year-old public infrastructure. Discuss the Lutron system changes and ongoing master land use planning process. Weather permitting, tour the 100 Acres Park and discuss large-scale art installations and the challenges of maintaining a public facility in a very volatile floodplain. (Prepare for a good deal of walking.)